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Tricky Tray • Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. – The Friends of Linden Library will hold a tricky tray auction at the Knights of Columbus, 118 N. Park Ave., Linden, to benefit the library. Tickets are $8 in advance ant $10 at the door. Call Mary at 1-908-298-3830 ext. 14. Grand prizes include a 42” HDTV and a Nintendo Wii game system.

Ghost Tour • Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 3 at 7 & 9 p.m. – Take a lantern light tour of the spooky side of Perth Amboy’s Waterfront District. The tour starts in front of the Proprietary House, 149 Kearny Ave., Perth Amboy and stops at five locations. Bring a flashlight and arrive 15 minutes early. Admission is $10 per person. To register, call 1-732-826-5527. Rain will cancel a tour; call 1-732-826-3894 in the event of unsettled weather.

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Mornings With Mary • Oct. 3 at 8 a.m. – As part of the continuing “Mornings With Mary” mini-retreat held on the first Saturday of each month, St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, will offer special Rosary Novena Prayers in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary. The special prayers will follow the regularly scheduled morning Mass. For info, call 1-732-388-0082.

Blood Drive • Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Masons Lafayette Lodge, 1550 Irving St., Rahway, will host a blood drive. All presenting donors will receive an AMC Theatres movie ticket as a thank you for their lifesaving gift. For an appointment, call 1-800-933-2566. Walk-ins welcome.

Meditation Class • Oct. 3 from 10:30 a.m. – noon – Willow Grove Presbyterian Church, 1961 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains, will host a Medical QiGong meditation class. Once class begins, it cannot be interrupted, so arrive on time. For more info, call 1-908-232-5678.

Clothing Drive • Oct. 3 from noon-2:30 p.m. – The Union County Academy for Performing Arts will hold a clothing drive at 1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains. Bring wearable, used clothing, shoes, belts, backpacks, briefcases, linens, bedding, draperies, bath and kitchen towels and soft toys. For info, call 1-908-403-8204.

Movie • Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will show “Pray the Devil Back to Hell.” Child care and a kids movie will be available. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Concert • Oct. 3 at 8 p.m. – The Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen, kicks off “Rocktober” with a Led Zeppelin / The Who tribute starring Mothership / Who’s Next. Tickets are $20 / $15 students & seniors. Call 1-732-548-5600.

Singles Dance Party • Oct. 3 at 8:30 p.m. – Steppin’ Out Singles will host an upscale singles dance party at the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Ave. South, Iselin. Ages 40 & up; proper attire – no jeans/sneakers. $15 admission. For info, call 1-732-656-1801.

Blood Drive • Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. – St. Agnes Church, 332 Madison Hill Road, Clark, will host a blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with consent from their parent or legal guardian) and weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Pancake Breakfast • Oct. 4 from 8 a.m. – noon – The Clark P.B.A. Local 125 and the Clark Volunteer Emergency Squad invite Clark senior citizens to a free pancake breakfast at the emergency squad building, 875 Raritan Road.

Blessing Of Animals • Oct. 4 at 3 p.m. – Sts. Mary/Mark Parish will celebrate the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi with a “Blessing of Animals” ceremony on the front steps of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway. For info, call 1-732-388-0082.

Memorial Mass • Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers will hold a memorial Mass for widows or widowers at St. Elizabeth R.C. Church, Washington Ave., Carteret. After the Mass, the organization will hold a business meeting at the Carteret Community Center, Pershing & Cooke avenues, Carteret. For info, call 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Meeting • Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. – The Hopelawn VFW Ladies Auxiliary #1352 will meet at the Post Home, 113 James Street, Hopelawn.

POW/MIA Program • Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. – The Hopelawn VFW Post #1352 and its Ladies Auxiliary will jointly conduct their POW/MIA Program at the Post Home, 113 James Street, Hopelawn. Open to public. Refreshments to follow program.

Tricky Tray • Oct. 7 at 5 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1407 St. Georges Ave., will host a tricky tray auction. Prizes include a Nintendo Wii, laptop computer and more. Drawing begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Call Barbara Mytrowitz at 1-732-382-2417.

Shoe Drive • Oct. 7 from 7-9 p.m. – United Skates of America, 600 Main St., Woodbridge, will host a drive to collect “gently-worn” shoes on behalf of Walk A Mile In My Shoes. Free Admission to Wednesday night roller skating session with shoe donation. For more info, call 1-732-596-4103.

Blood Drive • Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Middlesex County College Center, 2600 Woodbridge Ave., Edison, will host a blood drive. Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 years old with consent from their parent or legal guardian) and weigh 110 pounds and be in good health. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.

Concert • Oct. 8 at noon – The Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street, will open its fall noontime concert series with Rosewood and Rhythm, a multicultural experience of Spanish and Brazilian-influenced music. The free concert is open to the public.

Book Club • Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. – The Carteret Public Library Reading Club will meet at the library, 100 Cooke Ave., to discuss “The Hook” by Donald E. Westlake. For info, call 1-732-541-3830.

Diabetes Screening • Oct. 9 from 2-4 p.m. – The Linden Board of Health will conduct a diabetes detection screening for Linden residents at the Council Chambers in City Hall, 301 N. Wood Ave. For info, call 1-908-474-8410.

Dance • Oct. 9 from 7:30-11:30 p.m. – Middlesex East Widows Or Widowers, Carteret Chapter, will hold an open dance at the American Legion Hall, 1155 Roosevelt Ave., Carteret. Live music and refreshments. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For info, call 1-732-541-2174 or 1-908-757-0515.

Flea Market • Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 1400 St. Georges Ave., will host a flea market/craft show. Free admission. For info or to reserve a table, call Maryann Laskowski at 1-908-518-0107 or Barbara Mytrowicz at 1-732-382-2417.

Octoberfest • Oct. 10 from 5-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an indoor Octoberfest. Admission: $3 members, $6 non-members. German-American food available 5-9 p.m.; live music 7-11 p.m. No outside food. German outfits encouraged, no jeans or sneakers allowed. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

Concert • Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. – Salem Roadhouse Café at Townley Presbyterian Church, 829 Salem Road, Union, will feature singer/songwriter Michael Zuko and Friends at Mike’s Birthday Bash. Admission: $12; $10 students. For info, call 1-908-686-1028.

Concert • Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. – The Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen, continues “Rocktober” with a Bon Jovi & the Boss tribute starring Runaway & E Street Shuffle. Tickets are $20 / $15 students & seniors. Call 1-732-548-5600.

College & Career Fair • Oct. 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. – Rahway High School will host a college and career fair for students and their parents in the school’s gymnasium, 1012 Madison Ave.

Widows Or Widowers Meeting • Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. – Woodbridge Widows Or Widowers will conduct a business meeting in the children’s room of the Woodbridge Main Library, George Frederick Plaza, Rte. 35. Light refreshments; all widows and widowers welcome. For info, call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-5015.

Concert • Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. – The Forum Theater, 314 Main St., Metuchen, continues “Rocktober” with a Tom Petty / Eric Clapton tribute starring Damn the Torpedoes & Bell Bottom Blues. Tickets are $20 / $15 students & seniors. Call 1-732-548-5600.

Blood Drive • Oct. 18 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will conduct a bood drive. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Antique Appraisal • Oct. 18 from 1-3 p.m. – Friends of the Dowdell Library will present an antique appraisal by Barbara’s Unique Boutique of Jamesburg at the library in South Amboy. $5 per item; 3 item limit. No weapons or furniture. For information, call 1-732-721-6060

Art Gallery Reception • Oct. 18 from 1-4 p.m. – Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving St., Rahway, will host a free opening reception for “NEXUS – Merck 2009 Invitational Exhibit for Union County Artists.” The show will be on display from Oct. 16 through Nov. 6. For info, call 1-732-381-7511.

Concert • Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. – Legendary musician Andy Statman will perform at the Jewish Community Center of Middlesex County, 1775 Oak Tree Road, Edison. Tickets are $5 until Oct. 15 and $10 after. For tickets, call Sue Horwitz at 1-732-494-3232 x603.

Crop Walk • Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin will participate in the Crop Walk at Alvin Williams County Park in Sewaren to raise money to fight hunger. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. For info, call Rev. Jim Thomas at 1-732-283-1188.

Widows Or Widowers Dance • Oct. 18 from 7 – 11 p.m. – Woobridge Widows Or Widowers will hold an open dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Morrisey Ave., Avenel. Music by the Blue Notes. Admission: $10 members, $12 guests. For more information call 1-732-381-3255 or 1-908-757-0515.

Motivational Lecture • Oct. 20 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. – Howard University medical doctor and author Dr. Therman E. Evans will discuss his latest book, “From Purpose to Promise Driven Life,” at the Anthony Amalfe Community Center, 1268 Shaffer Ave., Roselle. For info, visit www.communityactingnow.com.

Spaghetti Dinner • Oct. 23 from 4-8 p.m. – The Prodigal Foundation will host an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner at the Hungarian American Citizens Club, 95 Port Reading Ave., Woodbridge. Tickets cost $8 for adults; $4 for children 6-11 and free for children 5 and under. Proceeds will be used to help children with cancer. For info, call 1-732-636-9200.

Fish Dinner • Oct. 23 from 5-7 p.m. – First Presbyterian Church of Iselin, 1295 Oak Tree Road, will host Argyle’s Fish & Chips Dinner. Adults: $11, Seniors & Children: $10. For info, call 1-732-283-1188.

Concert • Oct. 23 at 8 p.m. – Full Metal Blues will perform at Arts Guild New Jersey, 1670 Irving Street, Rahway. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Call 1-732-381-7511 or visit www.rahwayartsguild.org.

Concert • Oct. 24 at 7:30 p.m.—The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St., Rahway, will present “Oh What A Night Of Doo Wop” featuring Charlie Thomas Drifter, Larry Chance & the Earls and many others. Tickets are priced at $47, $42 & $37. For info, call 1-732-499-8226.

Atlantic City Bus Trip • Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – The Linden Citizens Association will sponsor a bus trip to Atlantic City, leaving from the Knopf Street Public Parking Lot. Tickets are $35, with a $30 voucher issued upon arrival. For reservations, call Dolores Hynes at 1-908-510-0007 or 1-908-925-0263 by Oct. 15.


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